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Chiddingstone Town Image Chiddingstone is one of the loveliest and most unspoiled villages in Kent. Little has changed over the years and only two new buildings have been erected since the beginning of the 20th century.

Much of the High Street is owned by the National Trust. There is a village shop and post office, a tea shop and the charming and atmospheric Castle Inn. Beside the Inn is Chiddingstone Castle, set in 35 acres of grounds and containing a stunning collection of Egyptian artefacts and Japanese armour.

The church, St. Mary’s, dates back to 1120 and the oldest parts of the existing church were built in the 13th century. The nave was re-built early in the 17th century after it was struck by lightning.